Commonwealth Pediatrics - Helping Families Raise Healthy Children

After Hours Calls

One of our doctors is always available for emergency situations when our office is not open. We want to be available to each of our patients; but we, in return, ask that you limit after hour calls to true emergencies, should something occur outside of regular office hours. True emergencies are those situations in which your best parental judgments dictates that your child’s problem cannot wait until the next morning.

All after hour’s calls are screened by specially trained pediatric nurses. These pediatric nurses are authorized to give phone advice about the treatment of illnesses. One of the physicians reviews every medical phone message for consistency and accuracy. Our pediatrician on call is always available to them for unusual problems or for patients who may need immediate medical care. This service can be accessed by calling 859-276-2594 (the Medical Society Exchange).